Coronavirus HRNSW Additional Protocols - Effective Immediately

18 March 2020

Following the Government imposition of a limit of 100 persons for indoor gatherings, HRNSW has introduced the following protocols, effective immediately, to ensure compliance:

All Harness Racing Clubs

  • Race Meetings to be restricted to 8 races (exception to be Bathurst during Gold Crown Carnival);
  • Trainers to be limited to ONE stablehand- Upon application to the HRNSW Stewards prior to 9.30am on the day of the relevant race meeting an exception may apply in the case of a trainer with three or more horses entered at a race meeting;
  • Participants to leave the track immediately after fulfilling their obligations in accordance with the Australian Harness Racing Rules;
  •  Licensees MUST report any symptoms to HRNSW Stewards to assist with NSW Health traceability.

Clubs with covered race stables

  • A single entry point to be designated into the covered race stables.
  • Participants (trainers, drivers and stablehands) to be counted in and out at the designated entry point by a security guard or Club official;
  • NO more than 100 persons to be in the covered race stables at any one time utilising the count in and out data to comply with the limit;
  •  NO other persons (other than HRNSW approved) to enter the covered race stables during the course of the race meeting. Clerks of Course horses to be stabled outside of the covered race stable.
  • Hygiene facilities to be available throughout the race track - soap and water.


Related News

20 January 2022
Punters crunch Arty into firm Ballarat Pacing Cup favourite
TAB punters have spoken in the lead-up to Saturday's PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup. Lochinvar Art and Expensive Ego had opened equal $2.60 favourites earlier in the week, but the market has changed in a big way.
20 January 2022
Burning Questions: Nikkita, Jason, Andy and Glen tackle Ballarat Cup
The TAB Summer of Glory has dawned and the Burning Questions panel of Nikkita Ross, Jason Bonnington, Andy Gath and Glen Craven have huddled together to break down the PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup, one of the great Saturday nights at the trots. On the agenda this week: Just how good is the Kiwi import...
20 January 2022
WA Media Guild Friday's Thoughts 21 January
The Group 1 Fremantle Cup (2536m) is the feature event at Gloucester Park on Friday night. And the $300,000 race promises to be a “rib-tickler” with pre-draw favourite Magnificent Storm starting out “on the river” in nine. Members of the WA Trotting Media Guild have steered clear...
20 January 2022
Take a deep dive into all things APG in a special Trots Life
It's sale time in the trots with Australian Pacing Gold counting down to the Gold Coast on January 23 and Melbourne on February 6 when pacers and trotters will go under the hammer. The build up was raked over in a terrific two days of coverage on SEN Track, when host Toby McKinnon was joined by key players...
20 January 2022
Making a Massive Splash
With $3,223,770 in 2-year-old progeny earnings, Downbytheseaside is a sire making a massive splash in the harness racing scene already. Australasian trainers are impressed, and his debut crop in North America have performed so well that he only had Captaintreacherous $3,58,498 above him on the Leading...
Click for more